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Institute for Frontier Materials


Deakin contributes to China's wind energy sector

Deakin has signed an agreement with the Dongfang Turbine Company, one of China's largest state-owned enterprises.

Electrolyte scientists dare to dream

The world's leading electrolyte scientists have converged in Geelong for ISPE-14.

Process takes textile recycling to new level

A new process to separate blends of cotton-polyester material provides a major breakthrough for recycling textile and other waste.

Gold Medal for Nisa Salim

Nisa Salim receives Gold Medal from Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering.

In search of a greener world

Professor Qipeng Guo helping us all tread more gently on the planet.


an image of Polymer spherulites viewed between crossed polarisers

Polymer spherulites viewed between crossed polarisers

Through understanding fundamental principles in polymer science and technology, the polymers research group at IFM aims to develop new polymer materials that will meet a diverse range of applications.

We have extensive experience in development of novel polymeric materials and their manufacturing technologies to meet various requirements for different applications. We have plenty of experience in commercial research and development, including recent success in development of a new cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution for tyre recycling and establishment of a pilot plant for an industry partner.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

27th February 2015